Spring Has Sprung!

Sorry I haven’t been around much this past week or so, but I’ve been doing the tango with pre-hypomania and having some difficulties with focus. I refer to dancing because I’ve been able to stay away from the edge of that precipice; thank God for meds or I’d be jitterbugging on the moon right now. Although it’s still technically winter, the weather in my part of the United States has been uncharacteristically springlike, and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom before the end of February.

Accordingly, my mood has risen with the temperature. It’s been upwards of 70 degrees the last couple of days, so I’ve been pretty energetic even though I haven’t really been able to channel it constructively. If it were a little later in the year, I could be outside tending to a garden, but if I tried to plant anything now it would die immediately because the soil is still too cold. Plus the danger of frost is very much an issue, and will be until May.

As it is, physical activity is limited because my knees and back have been aching ferociously. It does not, however, stop me from doing my happy-feet thing and shakin’ it to Bon Jovi and Def Leppard on the radio. I found this awesome FM station thats plays nothing but pure rock and roll from the ’60s to the ’90s, some of which I haven’t heard since those decades. There’s nothing quite like trying to compose a blog post while the Stones are doing “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”!

Published by bpnurse

I'm a retired registered nurse and writer who also happens to be street-rat crazy, if the DSM-IV.....oops, 5---is to be believed. I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder at the age of 55, and am still sorting through the ashes of the flaming garbage pile that my life had become. Here, I'll share the lumps and bumps of a late-life journey toward sanity.... along with some rants, gripes, sour grapes and good old-fashioned whining from time to time. It's not easy being bipolar in a unipolar world; let's figure it out together.

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